Love Liverpool: Jaskirat

Posted on: 16 February 2024 by Richard Finch in Graduate stories

Jaskirat Kaur is a BSc Anatomy and Human Biology and Biological Sciences (MSCi) graduate. She tells us all about her current role and why she loves Liverpool.

When I began looking into a new job, I contacted the Careers and Employability team. A Career Coach, who recognised my background and passion for software development, reached out to inform me of new graduate positions opening within the university's IT Service department.

The job specification felt like a perfect fit for what I was looking for so to maximise my chances of securing an interview I utilised the services at the Careers Hub to review my CV and cover letter. I am grateful to the Careers and Employability team for their efforts and support which helped me secure my current role.

I made the decision to continue my journey at the University of Liverpool because of my deep affection for the city itself. The distinctive problem-solving and team working approach exhibited by the people in and around the university resonated with me. The University was a secure and exciting environment to start my career. What stood out to me was the assurance of support that I sought, especially as I aimed to transition into a new industry and cultivate skills.

The diverse spectrum of projects undertaken by IT Services particularly caught my attention. I was eager to contribute my efforts to initiatives that yield positive outcomes for both the university and wider community. This alignment of values and the prospect of making meaningful contributions to impactful projects affirmed my decision to stay at the University of Liverpool.

My colleagues within the IT Services department have played a significant role in making me feel incredibly welcome and happy. Despite being only three months into my role, I already feel settled in my environment, due to the support and kindness extended by the people I am surrounded by at work.

In addition to the positive work culture, I really enjoy the tasks and projects I get to work on. These responsibilities have allowed me to build upon my knowledge and practice new skills. It is also encouraging to know that the projects IT Services work on provide a clear positive impact and being able to contribute to that makes my experience at the University of Liverpool truly fulfilling.

My key advice for students/graduates interested in working at the University of Liverpool is to actively seek diverse opportunities that enable you to explore various avenues to discover what interests you. For me, embracing this approach has opened doors to a previously unknown industry, expanding my career horizons in ways I had not anticipated. 

I love the vibrant empowering spirit of Liverpool that is infectious. The people here are really one of a kind. Also, LFC 😉